I finally made a trip to Odense to meet coach Ole. I guess I had seen him before at a couple races, but I didn't actually remember what he looked like. Anyway, we spent a little over 2 hours working on running technique (by a trash can). We actually spent about in hour in a gym where I worked on things like falling and tramping like a horse. You tell me which looks better:
I haven't found it as hard as I thought to work the new technique into my runs.
5k Prediction contest, anyone?
So on Tuesday I ran 4x 1.5km repeats outside (-4 C, very windy)
5.47 (strong headwind here)
So let's just say (hypothetically) I felt like running a 5k... what time would these predict?
In all of my hypochondriacism, I got myself an appointment to get an EGD (upper GI scope) and OH MY GOD it was terrible. I mean, the result was normal. But the experience was - I can't believe I'm saying this - but that same sort of panic feeling as giving birth. I actually started wrestling with the doc trying to get him to take the garden hose out of my throat. I swear it lasted an eternity, but they would probably say it lasted 5 minutes. I have a hiatal hernia. I knew that. But otherwise it looked normal and I can go on NOT taking my PPI meds. So that is great!
Photo from Mount Royal, Frisco, Colorado.
"Children are fascinated by the ordinary and can spend timeless moments watching sunlight play with dust. Their restlessness they learn from you. It is you who are thinking of there when you are here. It is you who thinks of then instead of now. Stop. Let your children become the teachers and you the student" - William Martin